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Miss Mount Vernon group wins top prize at annual Christmas parade

The Miss Mount Vernon Royalty float was named as best overall in The Coldwell Banker - Lakehaven Realty Lighted Christmas ParadeThe Miss Mount Vernon Royalty float was named as best overall in The Coldwell Banker - Lakehaven Realty Lighted Christmas Parade’s contest on Saturday, December 15.

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Parade winner

Members of the Sheriff’s Posse of Franklin County portray a scene from The Christmas Story for their floatMembers of the Sheriff’s Posse of Franklin County portray a scene from The Christmas Story for their float in the annual Christmas parade Saturday, December 15. The group won the Family Feud category.

Food baskets to be distributed Saturday, Dec. 15

Christmas For All Food Baskets will be distributed to  qualified preregistered applicants between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, December 15. Saturday’s distribution will be from the Community Food Bank of Franklin County.

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Disc golf project support okayed, forwarded to council

Support of the production of the World Amateur Doubles Disc Golf Tournament based upon economic development funds generated for the local economy was approved by members of the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation (MV-EDC) in their board meeting Monday night.

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Stocking contest

The decorated stockings have been hung in the hallway adjacent to the Tax Assessor’s office in the north end of the Law Enforcement CenterThe public is invited to vote in a Christmas stocking contest between the various Franklin County departments.

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Nominations open through chamber for community honors

Nominations are being accepted for consideration for the Franklin County Man, Woman and Agriculturist of the Year and the Franklin County Hall of Fame awards.

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Christmas parade Saturday, holiday activities planned

The Coldwell Banker - Lakehaven Realty Lighted Christmas parade will wind through the streets of Mount Vernon at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 15.

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Retreiver dog test

Grip, a six year-old retriever splashes through a pond to bring a duck to his ownerGrip, a six year-old retriever splashes through a pond to bring a duck to his owner, Katie Brouillette, during the Rose Country Retriever Club’s hunting test at Selah Ranch Sunday, December 9.

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Christmas open house

Pastor Pepper Puryear, at right, leads children from Kids Under Construction as they perform in the opening act of the First National Bank’s annual Christmas Open House.Pastor Pepper Puryear, at right, leads children from Kids Under Construction as they perform in the opening act of the First National Bank’s annual Christmas Open House.

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